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Poetry Alive

Third- and fourth-grade students at Lugoff Elementary School recently had the opportunity to take part in Poetry Alive. Ken and Nadine Delano demonstrated how to take a simple poem and make it come alive. The fourth- grade students in Tonya Seay's class enjoyed getting to act out a poem in front of their peers. Poetry Alive was brought to Lugoff Elementary School through the Artist in Residency program of Kershaw County.

January 03, 2011 | | Education


Morgan: four-day school week 'ill-advised, short term' fix

Fewer graduation requirements. A possible reduction of required school district staff development days. Four-day school weeks.

January 03, 2011 | Ashley Ford | Education


KCSD's three high schools honored for SAT/ACT scores

All three Kershaw County high schools were among 72 high schools in the state to be recognized for achievement on either the ACT or SAT college entrance exams, according to the S.C. Department of Education.

December 27, 2010 | | Education


Hayes earns master's degree from Clemson

Camden native Mary Melissa Hayes earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University at the December 2010 commencement exercises.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Morgan seeks input from recent KCSD grads

For the second year, Kershaw County School District (KCSD) Superintendent Frank Morgan would like to hear from recent KCSD graduates to gain perspective on how the district prepared them for "life after high school."

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Say 'cheese'

Principal Jeff Jordan dressed up as Santa Claus to bring joy to the students of Camden Middle School. Charlesten Beck shot this photo of Margaret Guy after she finished giving her wish list to Santa. Charlesten was capturing photos for a digital photography project in Lucy Ross' computer class.

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Home, sweet home

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Wrapped up in the holidays

December 24, 2010 | | Education


Jackson earns SMC Dean's List honors

Kayla Jackson, a sophomore at Spartanburg Methodist College, was named to the fall 2010 Dean's List .

December 24, 2010 | | Education


School board chairman stands by land purchase

Despite a harsh wave of criticism, Kershaw County Board of School Trustees Chairman Joey Dorton is standing by the board's decision to spend $1.25 million to purchase the former Howden-Buffalo property on U.S. 1 and convert it into a new district office.

December 24, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


The Santa Squad

Santa Claus is old.

December 22, 2010 | Ashley Ford | Education


Off the leash

Bulldog Bands, the new wrist fashion, are all the rage. Specially designed for Camden High School fans and alumni is a trendy, wearable statement of school spirit. Emblazoned with four powerful words, "Welcome to the Pound," the bands symbolize the strength of our Bulldog family, spreading Camden High pride.

December 22, 2010 | By Sally Dunaway Special to the C-I | Education


Area students earn degrees from Francis Marion

Francis Marion University awarded 303 degrees during commencement exercises Dec. 18.

December 22, 2010 | | Education


Learning about others

Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Baron DeKalb Elementary School completed various activities including the Trust Walk (visual); Muffled Directions (auditory); Mirror Reading (learning); and Mouth Writing (physical). These activities and others are designed to give students and teachers the opportunity to experience some of the challenges encountered by people with a disability. "Awareness: The Key to Friendships," is an educational program sponsored by Family Connection of South Carolina, Inc. This program teaches understanding and sensitivity towards people with disabilities. Fifth grade students commented that they enjoyed the program and wished they could have visited all eight stations. Here, students Clay ...

December 20, 2010 | | Education


Bright Knights

The Marching Knights placed seventh at the S.C. Band Directors Association's 1A State Championship at Batesburg-Leesville High School. This was the first time in eight years North Central has been represented at the state level and this was the highest placement in the school's known history. The North Central Marching Knights were the only marching band to represent the Kershaw County School District at the state level this year.

December 20, 2010 | | Education


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Banquet recognizes All-County Academic Team

The Kershaw County School District (KCSD) and Upchurch & Jowers Insurance Agency recognized 32 students for their academic achievements Monday. The 19th annual Upchurch & Jowers All-County Academic Team Banquet took place at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden.

April 23, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


Local students participate in anti-bullying training

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Jackson, Pine Tree Hill (PTH) and Camden Elementary Schools participated in anti-bullying training last week. The group Community Matters from California sent training representatives to PTH, Wateree and Lugoff Elementary Schools and Camden and Lugoff Middle Schools to share the evidence-based program with designated "safe school ambassadors."

April 21, 2014 | Haley Atkinson | Education


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